Meet Noblesville Optometrist, Dr. Christopher Prather
Dr. Prather and his wife, Amy, have called Noblesville home since 2003. They are so thrilled to have the opportunity to serve their community through Prather Family Eyecare.
A native Hoosier, Dr. Prather grew up in the Indiana towns of Kokomo and Rensselaer, graduating from Rensselaer Central High School. He attended Indiana University Bloomington where he earned a B.S. in Biology with High Distinction and achieved membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key honor societies. After one year of study at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri, Dr. Prather attended Indiana University School of Optometry.
While in optometry school, Dr. Prather traveled with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) to Guanajuato, Mexico where for one week he assisted in the examination and fitting of glasses for thousands of underprivileged citizens. He also achieved membership in Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and was one of just 8 members of his class invited to attend the Alcon Scholar Award Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas during the final year of optometry school.
Dr. Prather completed internships in ocular disease at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville, IL and Eye Surgeons of Indiana in Indianapolis. He received his Doctorate of Optometry degree in May 2003. He began practicing optometry in Noblesville later that year.
Dr. Prather’s professional interests include: the management of chronic ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eye syndrome; the treatment of acute ocular conditions such as injury, infection, flashes & floaters, and allergic reactions; removal of foreign body in the eye; cataract and LASIK surgical co-management; contact lens fitting; and amblyopia treatment. Most of all, he enjoys each day helping patients to maximize and preserve one of their most blessed gifts—their sense of sight.
Dr. and Mrs. Prather are members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, where Amy works as a preschool teacher and Dr. Prather has served on various school committees. They enjoy exercise, camping, and all outdoor activities. When not working they can usually be found at a local ball field or court watching one of their 3 sons participate in youth sports.
Caitlin — Office Manager/Lead Optician
Caitlin started her career in the optometric field in 2014 while still living in Marysville, Ohio. After moving to Noblesville in 2016, with her husband Matt and daughter Mia, she began working at Prather Family Eyecare. Caitlin started as an optician and technician and is now the Office Manager. When she is not at the office she enjoys spending time with their family dog, Romeo, and their two cats, Ooma and Stella. Among her many hobbies she enjoys anything crafty and spending time outdoors. She loves football, especially The Ohio State University, and the Indianapolis Colts. Caitlin and her Husband also work part-time, on the weekends, at The Nickel Plate Express, an excursion train takes you through Hamilton county’s countryside.
Lori – Patient Services/Optician
Lori has worked in the optometric profession since 2017, serving as a technician and optician. Lori joined Prather Family Eyecare in December of 2017. She lives in Fishers with her husband Shawn and their two teenage boys Xavier and Peyton along with their shiatsu Pumpkin. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and baking, cooking and organizing.
Lilly – Optometric Technician
Lilly has worked in eye care since 2005, serving as a technician. She performs pretesting with patients to prepare them for Dr. Prather. She is experienced with ancillary testing and assisting the doctor with exams. She became CPOT certified in 2011 and has worked in the retinal specialist field, this included assisting cataract surgeons. She joined Prather Family Eyecare in February of 2019. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and spending time with her Yorkie/Poodle, Ralphie.
Kim – Optometric Technician
Kim has worked in the optometric profession since 1987. She performs pretesting and special testing on patients to prepare them for Dr. Prather. She is experienced with ancillary testing and scribing for the doctor. She became COA Certified in 1992, and has worked in the ophthalmology field assisting multiple cataract surgeons. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. A daughter, who is married with two daughters. They live in Strongsville, Ohio. A son who is married and lives in Comisky, Indiana. And a son in the Air Force. She also enjoys boating with her friends, concerts, and being outdoors.